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When two Georgia inmates escaped from a prison bus leaving two dead guards in their wake, the reward for information leading to their capture rose quickly.

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During a prison transfer early on June 13, Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe overpowered Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue, authorities said. The pair then carjacked the first driver to pull up behind the bus on a lonely stretch of highway in Putnam County and fled in his green Honda Civic.

New Book Will Envision Atlanta Of The Future

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josh meister

One of Atlanta’s greatest minds in urban design is collaborating with planning officials to produce a new book that lays out the city’s identity and values.

Ryan Gravel, who created the vision for the Atlanta BeltLine, is completing a 410-page book with Atlanta’s Department of City Planning that will help guide future zoning, transportation and affordable housing strategies.

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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office via AP

Two Georgia prison guards failed to properly search and secure their prisoners on a transfer bus, enabling two inmates to free themselves and rush forward to overpower and kill the guards who had violated numerous security procedures, officials said Friday in reports on the deadly June escape.

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The two reports lay the blame for the escape on the slain guards, and corrections officials said numerous procedures are being revised in response.

an employee of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga., waiting for the front gate to be opened so she can enter.
Kate Brumback / Associated Press


Southern Poverty Law Center lawyers say a large immigration detention center in South Georgia is violating detainees' rights to due process.

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